Humbleness Over Perfection (James 3:2)

Jame 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. James 3:2 NIV Christian Perfection is a term used to describe the idea of maturing in our walk or journey of faith. It’s a term thatContinue reading “Humbleness Over Perfection (James 3:2)”

Serving Knowledge Responsibly (James 3:1-2)

James 3:1-2 (NIV) 1 Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole bodyContinue reading “Serving Knowledge Responsibly (James 3:1-2)”

Judging Ourselves in The Law of Freedom (James 2:12-13)

James 2:12-13 Judging ourselves is a very important part of growing in faith, because it can help us avoid many pitfalls. In the verses just prior to this James warned us not to discriminate or judge others and to live in the “Royal Law of love.” James then warns us to judge ourselves. We don’tContinue reading “Judging Ourselves in The Law of Freedom (James 2:12-13)”

Live the Royal Law of Love (James 2:8-10)

James 2:8-10 Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was (Matthew 22:34-39), by the Pharisee’s who hoped to trap him. He responded, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘LoveContinue reading “Live the Royal Law of Love (James 2:8-10)”

Friendship is Good, Favoritism is Forbidden James 2:1-12

James 2:1-12 I think all of us struggle in areas of friendship. Ministers, like myself are no exceptions. In fact friendship in church leadership is often a difficult thing. As a minister I was trained and taught that I needed to try to make friendships outside the church, and not within the church I ministerContinue reading “Friendship is Good, Favoritism is Forbidden James 2:1-12”

Blessed in Humbleness James 1:9-11

James 1:9-11 (NIV) 9 The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. 10 But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom fallsContinue reading “Blessed in Humbleness James 1:9-11”

Ways to Prepare Your Heart For the Holiday Season

by D.G. Shipton 2017 In this Holiday Season of busyness we need to remember to refocus our hearts on the real meaning of the season. Here are 5 things you might try to do this year alone or with your family to prepare your hearts and minds for the Christmas Season. Take time to readContinue reading “Ways to Prepare Your Heart For the Holiday Season”